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- DescriptionThis two-volume work by the historian Julia Pardoe (1804-62) was published in 1849. (Her bestselling account of life in Turkey and her biography of Marie de Medici are both also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.) Pardoe began writing poetry and vels, but later turned to n-fiction, especially travel narratives and historical biography. In this work, she attempts to remove the accretions of myth which have clung to Francis I and to his court. Noting the tendency of French historians to glorify the monarchs of the distant past, she observes: 'it is only by reference to the more confidential records and correspondence of the period' that the modern historian can arrive at 'a just estimate of the character and motives of the sovereign'. Volume 1 begins with Francis' accession and its historical context, discusses his Italian wars, and ends with the death of Bayard in 1524.
- Author(s)Julia Pardoe
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication09/08/2014
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - European History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note5 b/w illus.
- Weight710 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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